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  • Fast Anna works towards the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Oct. 26, 2014.
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    Fast Anna, Others Work at Santa Anita Park

    One day after nearly two dozen Breeders' Cup World Championships pre-entrants worked at Santa Anita Park, the Oct. 26 work tab was much smaller, with a handful of horses going through their final preps.

  • Bayern works for the Breeders' Cup Oct. 26, 2014.
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    Bayern, 'Pharoah Post Smooth Final BC Works

    Trainer Bob Baffert indicated he liked what he saw from Bayern and American Pharoah after they both worked five furlongs Oct. 26 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Fed Biz

    Fed Biz in Quick Work for BC Dirt Mile

    Kaleem Shah and Fed Biz LLC's Fed Biz, a strong second to undefeated Shared Belief in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, worked a half mile Oct. 25 at Santa Anita in preparation for the BC Dirt Mile.

  • Grand Arch worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland.

    Grand Arch 'Ready to Go' for BC Mile

    Susan and Jim Hill's Grand Arch, who is having a career season at age 5, worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland in his final drill for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Perry Ouzts

    Ouzts Takes Santa Anita Off 'Bucket List'

    Sixty-year-old jockey Perry Ouzts was planning to visit Santa Anita as a spectator during a vacation with his wife, but instead landed his first mount at the California track in the Oct. 25 Autumn Miss Stakes.

  • Is Bayern the fastest of the speed horses?<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-t5xP6jJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Speed Horses Hold Key to BC Classic

    The Classic outcome most likely will be determined by what transpires on the front end, as we have two, possibly three, horses all trying to prove who is the fastest of the fast.

  • Hootenanny
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    Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

    Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win.

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    Midnight Lucky Out of F&M Sprint, Retired

    Dual grade I winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed.

  • Dayatthespa won the First Lady on Oct 4.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bfWpsvp">Order This Photo</a>

    Dayatthespa Silenced All Doubters

    The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees, and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations

  • Bill Mott has had a way with the ladies, including multiple Eclipse award winner Royal Delta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369617945&k=cwSrCsk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

    Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

  • Trainer Peter Miller

    Can Calculator Figure in BC Juvenile?

    Calculator lacks the high profile of several of his foes in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but he is an improving colt who is far better than his maiden status would have one believe.

  • California's Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

    Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough.

  • Mares and Foals

    Report of Mares Bred Shows Modest Increase

    Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9%, according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21.

  • O'Neill and Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

    Sanctions against Doug O'Neill for a June 2013 drug positive calling for the highest level of penalty would not be levied until earlier in October when an agreement between the NYSGC and the trainer was reached.

  • Anodin, full brother to Goldikova, will try to follow in her footsteps.

    Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

    Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up.

  • Iotapa won the 2014 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

    With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Goldencents (left) won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

    BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

    The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.

  • Mizdirection after winning the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
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    Puype Reflects on Mizdirection's Cup Success

    When the World Championships are renewed for a third straight year at Santa Anita Park, missing from the lineup will be one of the most dynamic Breeders' Cup winners of the past two years--Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection.

  • Shared Belief

    Shared Belief 'Excellent' in Golden Gate Move

    Likely favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic continues his preparation for the 1 1/4-mile race, working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Oct. 14 on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate where he has done all of his training this year.

  • Toronado (right) won the 2014 Queen Anne Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rRWrvFm">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado to Carry Hannon Hopes in BC Mile

    Al Shaqab Racing's British-based Toronado is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 1 after missing last year's World Championships to continue his recovery from throat surgery.

  • By the Moon won the 2014 Frizette Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-THsxnv9">Order This Photo</a>

    Homebred Filly Takes Jay Em Ess to BC

    Jay Em Ess Stable raced the filly By the Light, who earned almost $900,000. Now a broodmare, By the Light produced By the Moon, the first homebred grade I winner for the stable.

  • New Double Wager Links Santa Anita, Belmont

    Santa Anita Park and the New York Racing Association announced an all-new $2 wager called the "Belmont/Santa Anita Cross-Country Double," which will link Belmont Park's final race each day to a selected race at Santa Anita.

  • Trainer David Hofmans hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten, who won the 2014 Eddie D Stakes.

    Hofmans Hopes to Add to Turf Sprint Success

    Trainer David Hofmans, who saddled 36-1 shot Desert Code to win the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten.

  • Amazombie

    BC Sprint Winner Amazombie to 'Old' KY Home

    Amazombie has a foothold in two states -- California and Kentucky. He was bred in California and did most of his racing there. But his biggest victory came in Kentucky, when he won the 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint.

  • Doug O'Neill

    Trainers O'Neill, Levine Suspended and Fined

    The New York State Gaming Commission has levied suspensions and fines for trainers Doug O'Neill and Bruce Levine after horses in their barns tested positive in post-race tests for prohibited substances.

  • Angela Renee wins the Chandalier Stakes.

    Angela Renee Dominant in Chandelier Stakes

    Siena Farm's Angela Renee, beaten more than 19 lengths in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) in her last start, rebounded in a big way with a victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

  • Shared Belief overtakes Fed Biz late to win the Awesome Again.

    Shared Belief Goes Overland in Awesome Again

    Stuck wide every step of the way, odds-on choice Shared Belief stayed unbeaten in seven starts with a neck victory over a game Fed Biz in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • CHRB Urges Closer Look at Takeout, Handle

    The California Horse Racing Board will move forward with a committee recommendation that it urge the horse racing industry to examine the issue of pari-mutuel takeout and its effect on wagering.